Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Syark AirForces (SAF) - 1/72 Corgi RAF Panavia Tornado GR4, Operation Ellamy, Libya 2011












1/72 Corgi RAF Panavia Tornado GR4, Operation Ellamy, Libya 2011

Tornado GR4’s strike capabilities and the size of the Tornado GR4 force enabled the RAF to maintain the Op HERRICK (Afghanistan) commitment while having the capacity to conduct a separate, contingent Operation. The multi-role nature of the aircraft saw it conducting precise long range deep attack missions with stand-off missiles, precision urban and interdiction targeting with state-of-the-art smart weapons and vital tactical reconnaissance with specialised pods. Up to 16 Tornado GR4s were deployed to GDC at any one time.

On 19 Mar 11, four Tornado GR4s launched on an historic 3,000 mile round trip to conduct a deep strike Storm Shadow attack on key Libyan installations.
The aircraft returned to RAF Marham in the early hours of Sunday morning having achieved 8 direct hits from eight weapons delivered. A second deep strike sortie launched that same evening; as the aircraft manoeuvred for launch, they received intelligence of civilians in the target area and the attack was successfully aborted.
still lazy to create some detail about this model. hahahaha

Syark AirForces (SAF) - 1/72 Corgi RAF Eurofighter Typhoon, Operation Ellamy, Libya 2011









1/72 Corgi RAF Eurofighter Typhoon, Operation Ellamy, Libya 2011

UNSCR 1973 was passed on 17 Mar 11; it authorised “all necessary measures, short of the deployment of a foreign occupation force, to protect civilians and civilian populated areas from attack”. That same day, the RAF Typhoon Force was given warning of deployment and a day later an Operations Warning Order directed HQ Air Command to prepare Tornado GR4 to strike Storm Shadow targets from the UK on 19 Mar 11.

On 20 Mar 11, ten Typhoon aircraft deployed from RAF Coningsby to Gioia Del Colle (GDC) in Southern Italy and by lunchtime the next day two Typhoons were flying Combat Air Patrols in support of the No Fly Zone. On the same day the first of four Tornado GR4s deployed from RAF Marham to GDC via missions in Libya. Throughout this period, combat aircraft were supported by E-3D Sentry, Nimrod R1, Sentinel and VC10 AAR forward deployed to RAF Akrotiri. As the campaign progressed and to extend time on task, AAR aircraft and E-3D’s were moved to Trapani, Sicily, and Sentinel was moved to GDC.

On average 953 RAF personnel were forward deployed at any one time; working from Poggio, Gioia Del Colle, Trapani and Akrotiri. Almost 2,000 passengers and more than 890,000 kg of freight were moved by air in support of Op ELLAMY.

For the first four days Typhoon operations were supported by only 31 ground crew, sustaining an operational tempo of four missions per day. In order to protect Libyan civilians the focus moved to interdicting Pro-Gadhafi Forces on the ground, rather than preventing air attack, and on 31 Mar 11 the Typhoons began moving to the Air-to-Surface role.
The first Typhoon Op ELLAMY multi-role sortie was flown in mixed formation with a Tornado GR4 on 7 Apr 11.

These mixed formations combined complimentary capabilities, providing a range of graduated response weapons, a full Air Defence capability, an ability to see the air picture and receive tasking through data link, and an organic Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability provided by Litening III pods.

I'm too lazy to explain about this particular scaled model. Just copy and paste 

credit: RAF.mod.uk

Monday, April 4, 2016

Syark Navy Forces (SNF) - 1/700 Trumpeter USS LHD 7 IWO JIMA & DragonModel USS CG 47 USS TICENDERAGO (Diorama)























1/700 Trumpeter USS LHD 7 IWO JIMA & DragonModel USS CG 47 USS TICENDERAGO (Diorama)

Modeler : Luqmanul Hakim (Mee Wan) Malaysia

Just enjoy the moment guys with the new diorama sea warfare from US Navy. As usual, my patience has been paid by mee wan with marvelous and superb diorama from him. LHD 7 Iwo Jima has decorated with CG 47 Ticenderago to imagine what if amphibious operation will be conducted during the sea battle with CG 47 fired missile on enemy vessel.

USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) is a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship of the United States Navy. The ship was named for the Battle of Iwo Jima of World War II. The ship was commissioned in 2001 and is currently in service. The Wasp class is a class of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious assault ships operated by the United States Navy. Based on the Tarawa class, with modifications to operate more advanced aircraft and landing craft, the Wasp class is capable of transporting almost the full strength of a United States Marine Corps Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), and landing them in hostile territory via landing craft or helicopters. All Wasp-class ships were built by Ingalls Shipbuilding, at Pascagoula, Mississippi. There are 8 WASP ship that has been build and operated until today.

USS Ticonderoga (DDG/CG-47), was the fifth to bear the name, was a guided-missile cruiser of the United States Navy. Homeported in Pascagoula, Mississippi, the "Tico" was the lead ship of her class.Ticonderoga was the first combatant ship to feature the Aegis combat system (a limited version of the system had been tested on Norton Sound). This allows the ship to track and engage multiple targets (aircraft) much more effectively than any ship previously.The Ticonderoga already decommissioned on early November 2004. 

Thursday, March 24, 2016